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THE EIGHTH ANNUAL

BEST OF KAWEAH COUNTRY ...

(2006)

Note:  Best of Kaweah Country 2007 will begin in May with the release of the annual readers' poll (visitors and residents are welcome to participate).. The results will be published in August.


THANK YOU, THREE RIVERS!
Because of your participation, the eighth annual BEST of Kaweah Country readers’ poll consists of the most interesting and diverse responses ever received.
One reason for this, we figure, is because of the way the poll was distributed this year. Instead of printing it on an entire page of the newspaper, as has been the routine in the past, this year, the poll was on a separate sheet of legal-sized paper and inserted into only the newspapers that are mailed and distributed locally.
The end result meant less polls submitted — about 350 received; half of that of last year — but more of them were filled out completely, and the answers and comments better reflect what really is BEST about Three Rivers and the surrounding region that we have collectively dubbed Kaweah Country.
Sure, we know some of the answers are no-brainers because there may be just one from which to choose, but these and other independently-owned businesses deserve an annual tip of the hat for working so hard to keep such services close to home and convenient.
This year, since such a wide range of BEST answers were received, not only will the winner be announced in each category (watch for the bold type), but the runners-up with the most votes will be listed as well (in no particular order).

DINING

FAMILY DINING
   The BEST place to take the entire clan is River View Restaurant. With their down-home selection from burgers to pizza, it’s a favorite for all ages. Patio dining is available, which ensures that a few crumbs on the floor don’t matter and the “river view” is always spectacular.
   Close behind are the newly reopened We Three Bakery, Gateway Restaurant, Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant, Pizza Factory, Cider Mill, New China (Woodlake), and Wuksachi Lodge (Sequoia National Park).


ROMANTIC DINING
   The perennial winner of this category takes first place once again. Gateway Restaurant is the BEST place to get cozy with the one you love. Wuksachi, River View, and Serrano’s also garnered votes.

OUTDOOR DINING
   Sitting outside where the Kaweah’s East Fork meets the Middle Fork is the readers’ choice of where to BEST stick a fork in it. Yep, the Gateway walks away with this category again this year.
   Folks also enjoy dining outside at River View, Serrano’s, We Three, and Sierra Subs & Salads.

BUDGET EATS
   Everybody has an opinion on this one and, this year, it’s a tie between Sierra Subs & Salads and Super Taco (Woodlake).
   Other deals on meals are at River View, Anne Lang’s Emporium, Chevron mini-mart, Totem deli, We Three, Serrano’s, Three Rivers Market, and Kaweah Marina.

PLACE TO GO WHEN
SOMEONE ELSE PAYS
   There is a definite winner in this category, but worthy of mention is what we have deemed the BEST, most creative answer of the entire poll. The “BEST place to go when someone else pays” is, duh, the gas station. Bravo!
   The real winner is the Gateway, followed by Wuksachi Lodge, Orange Blossom Junction (Yokohl Valley), and Bearpaw High Sierra Camp (Sequoia National Park).

BREAKFAST
   In last year’s poll, several voters commented on how they missed We Three. Well, they’re back and We Three Bakery won this category by a mile.
   Other enjoyable places to start the day are Gateway, Cider Mill, Serrano’s, and Wuksachi.


VEGETARIAN

The BEST place for herbivores to graze is a toss up between Sierra Subs & Salads and We Three.
   Serrano’s, Anne Lang’s, and Gateway also received votes.

MEXICAN FOOD
   It was a landslide that put Serrano’s into first place for their south-of-the-border fare.
   Other places for hot ‘n’ spicy are Super Taco, Cider Mill, and We Three.


PIZZA
   Wow… in a category where only two eateries even received votes, the end result is a tie. That means the River View garnered the same amount of votes as Pizza Factory, which is usually the hands-down winner of this category.


SANDWICH
   It’s another tie in this category. Anne Lang’s, which has won this category every year, and Sierra Subs & Salads are in the top spot.
River View, Gateway, and We Three also received mention for what’s between their bread.

SALAD
   Sierra Subs & Salads is on their own as number one in this category. They are followed by We Three, Gateway, Anne Lang’s, River View, Wuksachi, Serrano’s, and Pizza Factory.

DESSERTS
   It’s all in the name— Reimer’s Candies, Gifts and Ice Cream won this category far and away.
   Worthy of mention are the votes received for a local entrepreneur, Pam Marlow, who is becoming locally renowned for her delectable cheesecakes.
   Other sweet treats can be savored at We Three, River View, Gateway, Cider Mill, and Anne Lang’s.

BAKED GOODS
   Only two local establishments received votes. Way out in first place is We Three Bakery, which again brings back memories of last year’s poll, where there was quite a bit of whimpering because this restaurant was in the midst of a lengthy renovation.
   Village Market received mention for their fresh baked goods.

CHINESE FOOD
   New China (Woodlake) is deserving of winning this category year after year even if they are the only Chinese restaurant within a 30-mile radius.
   Kow Loon’s (Visalia) received a few votes. They are a bit out of the “Kaweah Country” sphere of influence, but we’ll give them credit for their eastside location.

BURGER
   Gateway wrangled its way to the top of this category this year as the BEST place to find this all-American staple.
   River View, We Three, Sierra Subs, Wuksachi, Cider Mill, and Anne Lang’s also serve up scrumptious beef on a bun.

STEAK
   It’s Gateway again in this category. And they must be pretty used to winning it by now.
   The cuts at the River View, Wuksachi, Orange Blossom, and Serrano’s also are worthy of a try.
   And for all the Three Rivers Lions Club members who have taken their turn at the barbecue, the hard work is appreciated. This is the first year that the Lions Club received votes for BEST Steak.


TAKEOUT
   Super Taco in Woodlake grabbed the top spot. It’s fast, easy, and a family of four can take it to go for under 10 bucks.
   Also, voters recommend the to-go convenience at Sierra Subs, Pizza Factory, Anne Lang’s, and Serrano’s.


BARBECUE
   It wouldn’t be summer in Three Rivers if the Village Market didn’t fire up the grill. And that’s what the majority of voters said, too.
   Other favorite places to have a meal that’s been raked over the coals are River View, Gateway, and any Lions Club event.


ORIGINAL RECIPE
   Those with a sweet tooth won this one for Reimer’s. The handmade chocolates and ice cream are world-famous and local favorites, too.
   Also receiving accolades for not making it like everyone else are We Three, Cider Mill (in particular, their chile verde was mentioned), and Anne Lang’s.

COFFEE
   The Cabin, of course. Remember, “friends don’t let friends drink <insert name of corporate coffee chain here>.”
   Also worthy places where readers like to sip a mug from the bean machine are We Three, 3 Rivers Cyber Café, and Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs.

ICE CREAM
   Some of the poll categories require some thought. Others are a natural selection, literally, including this one.
   Reimer’s is the favorite stop for a cool scoop, where everything is homemade from the Three Rivers Blackberry ice cream to the waffle cone on which it sits.
   Folks also cool off at Pizza Factory and Anne Lang’s. And winning first place in a Visalia ice cream contest and receiving a vote in the BEST of Kaweah Country poll is Greg Lockhart’s homemade Butterfinger Vanilla.

CATERER
   This is a new category and it makes us wonder… what took us so long? Eleven businesses and individuals received votes and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to have a party.
   Tied for first are Laura Harris (Sierra Subs & Salads), Serrano’s, and Gateway.
   Others who provide winning meals on wheels are River View, White Horse, Felix Gonzalez, Dan and Sharon Bullene, Shawn and Donna McConnaughey, Maria Avila Reimer, Anne Lang’s, and We Three.

AROUND
TOWN


BEST-KEPT SECRET
   Okay, now it’s getting fun. This is where the local votes have really made this readers’ poll take a turn to the interesting.
   In first place, the BEST-kept secret in Kaweah Country is the St. Anthony Retreat.
   And here’s the rest of the BEST: Totem’s deli, Whitewater Gallery, The Doll Nest, The Thingerie, waterfalls in park, Cort Gallery, Wild Cave Tours, Colony Mill Road, Slicky, Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs, John Zapalac’s campouts, Nataliya Dixon’s bread, Crystal Cave, Buckeye Tree Lodge’s granola, Kaweah General Store (“Lots of odd things”), River View’s Monday Night Jam, and “when The Indian restaurant will open.”

CUSTOMER SERVICE
   It’s a well-known fact that we’ve got a lot of friendly folks in Three Rivers. And they are representing us well.
   Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs, celebrating their one-year anniversary in business this weekend, won this category with Reimer’s and Gateway in a tie for a close second.
   Here are all the others who received accolades for their friendliness: Chump’s Videos & DVDs, Three Rivers Drug, Sierra Garden Center, Buckeye Tree Lodge, Chevron Station, Anne Lang’s, River View, “George sez” Totem, Randy Pares at the Three Rivers Community Services District, and 3 Rivers Cyber Café.

INTERIOR DECOR
   Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs also made off with this category for their tasteful, mountain-inspired décor and attractive displays.
   Other Three Rivers places that are beautiful on the inside are Chump’s, The Cabin, Reimer’s, Whitewater Gallery, Three Rivers Garden Arts, We Three, Sequoia Village Inn, Serrano’s, and, newcomer this year, Three Rivers Mercantile.

STOREFRONT
   And it’s not all about what’s on the inside that counts. Garnering the most votes for what’s on the outside was a tie between the Sierra Subs/Three Rivers Garden Arts/Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs triplex and Reimer’s Candies, Gifts and Ice Cream complex.
   Also keeping Three Rivers a picturesque place are Nadi’s Gallery, Gateway, Chump’s, The Cabin, Barby’s, Anne Lang’s Emporium, Three Rivers Realty, Village Market complex, Affairs Real Estate, and the Mountain View Realty/Rosemary’s Remembrances building.

PLACE TO GET MARRIED
   The favorite spot is the White Horse Inn’s River Terrace, which may explain the nonstop parade of wedding parties there year-round.
   Runners-up include Mineral King, Gateway, St. Clair’s Catholic Church, St. Anthony Retreat, and Beetle Rock.

SHOPPING

PLACE TO BUY SOUVENIRS
   The best place to send visitors to pick the perfect memento of their Kaweah Country trip is Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs.
   Coming in on the heels of the winner is Three Rivers Drug. Other favorites of readers are the Foothills Visitor Center, Totem, Heart’s Desire, Whitewater, and Kaweah General Store.

PLACE TO BUY GROCERIES
   Stock up at Village Market, voters say. One pollster wrote, “The Village Market started buying organic food. Encourage them to continue!”
   Other votes were received for Three Rivers Market, Totem, and First Choice Foods. Out of the area, but worthy of mention are the votes received for Trader Joe’s and Costco.

PLACE TO BUY
NATURAL FOODS
   Every year, this category receives complaints that there is no Trader Joe’s in Tulare County. But this is the first year that Trader Joe’s has actually won the category.
   A conversation in July with a “captain” at Trader Joe’s in Fresno revealed that it is “not in the two-year plan” to bring the popular grocery to the area.
   Other votes were received for Anne Lang’s, Village Market, Three Rivers Market, Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs, Visalia Farmers’ Market, and Whole Foods Market (Fresno).


PLACE TO BUY
FRESH FOODS
   Village Market wins this category.
   Other places to buy perishable, non-processed foods are the Mountain View Fruit Stand, Flora Bella Farm, Three Rivers Market, Visalia Farmers’ Market, and Trader Joe’s.

PLACE TO BUY
FISHING TACKLE
   The Kaweah General Store is the local place to buy the gear to catch the big one.
   Rack ‘Em Out, Sierra Sporting Goods (Yokohl Valley), and Totem also are places to visit when it’s tackle time.

BARGAIN BUY
   Every year, The Thingerie runs away with this category. The thrift store is filled with an ever-changing inventory of used clothing, housewares, and so much more.
   Other great deals can be found at the Sierra Garden Center, Village Market, and Anne Lang’s.
   One savvy voter recommended buying the annual National Parks Pass. This is, indeed, a BEST bargain buy.
   To enter Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks in a vehicle, it costs $20 for seven days. The park pass costs $50 and allows access to every national park.
   You do the math.

PLACE TO BUY
LOCAL ART
   Once again this year, art patrons can support local artists by shopping at Whitewater Gallery.
   Other places to get the BEST local art are at Nadi Spencer’s Gallery, Cabinart, and the Redbud Festival.

PLACE TO BUY
OUTDOOR GEAR
   We’re talking extreme adventure outfitting here, but suffice to say, there are no major gearheads in the vicinity.
   The Kaweah General Store is where to go to stock up for the great outdoors. Newcomer Three Rivers Mercantile received honorable mention in anticipation of their outside inventory.

PLACE TO BUY JEWELRY
   She doesn’t have a storefront, but the winner in this category is Tina St. John Designs.
   In fact, one voter wrote that the BEST place to buy jewelry is “wherever Tina St. John is.” Watch for her at the Kaweah Artisan Boutiques held throughout the year.
   Other places to shop for baubles and beads are Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs, Whitewater, Heart’s Desire, and the annual Redbud Festival.

PLACE TO BUY GIFTS
   What’s in a name? Obviously a lot because Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs won both of their categories — gifts and souvenirs, along with a few others.
   Other places to shop for special occasions are Whitewater, Heart’s Desire, Reimer’s, St. Anthony Retreat bookstore, Foothills Visitor Center, Three Rivers Historical Museum, Barby’s, Totem, and Three Rivers Drug.

PLACE TO BUY ANTIQUES
   Most would assume that Rosemary’s Remembrances could win this category hands down. After all, it has every year since they’ve been open. But that’s where this year’s poll is different because it was the Kaweah Country residents who ruled, and it shows once again in this category.
   Tying for first place with Rosemary Anderson’s shop is Barby’s, a local hangout where longtime owner Wayne Van Dellen serves up antiques, curiosities, and oddities along with coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and even a Bible verse or two.
   Other places to shop for what’s old and cool are the Lemon Cove Antique Shop, Tule River Trading Company (Porterville), My Sister’s Closet, and the town of Exeter.

PLACE TO BUY T-SHIRTS
   So far, no one has been able to beat Steve Bennett’s Three Rivers Drug in this category. Whether locals or visitors are voting, everybody knows this is the place to buy your walking billboard of Kaweah Country.
   Votes were also received for Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs, Lodgepole Market and Gift Shop, Totem, Kaweah General Store, and Three Rivers Market. And to further prove this is a poll persuaded by locals, longtime Three Rivers resident Maile Peck received a couple of votes for her wardrobe that consists of T-shirts and sweatshirts advertising places both here and far.


PLACE TO BUY BOOKS
   The Cabin takes this category once again this year for their cooperative selection of used books. But, in another tribute to the local contribution to the poll, some interesting places came in a close second.
   Residents suggest also stocking up on reading material at The Thingerie, St. Anthony Retreat’s gift shop, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks visitor centers.

PLACE TO RENT MOVIES
   This is one of those no-brainer categories. In fact, many voters must just roll their eyes when they come across this listing.
   After all, who else is there to vote for besides Chump’s Videos and DVDs? Let’s see— Large selection, ease of shopping, customized service, knowledgeable staff, and community support all packaged in an attractive building, inside and out. Heck, these guys would beat out Blockbuster if they had to.
   But this and certain other “duh” categories are in the poll for a reason. To give certain businesses at least one pat-on-the-back/kudos/atta-boy/thumbs-up/bravo/tip-of-the-hat each year for their dedication to doing business in Three Rivers.

PLACE TO BUY
FLOWERS/PLANTS
   Anne Lang’s Emporium won this category by a mere blossom. Putting down roots in Three Rivers and coming in barely a leaf behind is Sierra Garden Center under the new ownership of David and Seger Ramirez.

RECREATION

HIKING TRAIL
   Everybody has their favorite trail and they all seem to be a different one. This year, Mineral King’s Nature Trail came out ahead by one vote, followed by the South Fork’s Ladybug Trail.
   These two trails can keep hikers busy in all four seasons. The Nature Trail is best experienced in the summer and fall; head to Ladybug during winter and spring.
   Other votes were received for (get out your topo) Middle Fork Trail, Crescent Meadow, Salt Creek, Eagle Lake, Kern Canyon and the High Sierra Trail, Tokopah Falls, Congress Trail, Hart Tree Trail, and Marble Falls.

BIKE RIDE
   Lots of local insight in this category. In fact, this category received the most listings ever.
   Salt Creek, the Bureau of Land Management’s mountain-biking trail is the favorite of locals. Then there’s the Mineral King Road, Dinely Drive, Kaweah River Drive, South Fork Drive (last year’s winner), North Fork Drive, Colony Mill Road (it’s not legal, folks… in a national park and all that), and Bravo Lake (Woodlake).

GOLF COURSE
   Not a lot of votes in this category. Read what you will into that, but Three Rivers Golf Course came out ahead.
   In second place was Woodlake’s golf course. Third place was “none.”

TEEN HANGOUT
   Once again, “The River” won out in this category. Vacation Bible School and the Woodlake Skate Park also received votes.

PICNIC SPOT
   A three-way tie was received in this category — Sequoia National Park, Kaweah Post Office, and Mineral King. Votes were also received for Kaweah Park Resort, Holiday Falls, Crescent Meadow, and the Pinewood Picnic Area (Sequoia).

CAMPGROUND
   This year, Three Rivers Hideaway, a privately-owned Kaweah Country campground was voted the BEST place to pitch a tent.
The only other private facility to receive votes was Kaweah Park Resort (last year’s winner). Being surrounded by federal lands, it’s easy to guess the places that received the rest of the votes: Potwisha, Lodgepole, Buckeye Flat, Cold Springs, and Hume Lake.


RIVER ACCESS
   Slicky won again this year, but not by much. Three Rivers Hideaway (see “Campground”) came in a close second.
   Again, being a locals-controlled poll this year, there were more swimming holes listed than in previous years: Edison, Airport, Lodgepole, Slick Rock, Indian Head, Ash Mountain, North Fork Bridge, Cobbleknoll, and upper North Fork.


PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS
   Sequoia National Park, in general, wins this category year after year. It would actually be disappointing if it didn’t.
   Here are some other suggestions: Lake Kaweah, Wood ‘N’ Horse Stables, Moro Rock, Reimer’s, Three Rivers School playground, Three Rivers Library, and Pizza Factory.

LODGING

HOTEL / MOTEL
   Under new ownership this year, the Buckeye Tree Lodge won this BEST category for the first time ever, stealing the top spot away from last year’s winner, Holiday Inn Express.
   And, this has never happened before, but every hotel/motel in Three Rivers received votes. Here they are in the order they were tallied: Lazy J Ranch Motel, Holiday Inn Express, Sequoia Motel, Best Western Holiday Lodge, Sierra Lodge, Gateway Lodge, Sequoia Village Inn, River Inn, and Lake Elowin.

BED AND BREAKFAST
   Every year since the poll’s beginning, the Mungers at Plantation Bed & Breakfast in Lemon Cove have submitted a stack of polls that their guests have completed, which ensures them a top spot in this category. But this year they didn’t do that.
   And they won anyway.
   Coming in second place was Bearpaw High Sierra Camp.

FAMILY LODGING
   The Holiday Inn Express was voted the BEST place to stay when traveling with a couple generations. Voters suggest also taking the gang to Lazy J, Wuksachi, and Sequoia Village Inn.

LUXURY SUITE
   Holiday Inn Express won this category, too. Other votes were received for Silver City chalets, Wuksachi, and Plantation B&B.

RUSTIC CABIN
   Silver City Mountain Resort, in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park, is where to head for rustic comfort. Also try Bearpaw, the River Inn’s cabins, Lake Elowin, Hill Haven, Grant Grove, and the cottages at Sequoia Village Inn.

AMENITIES
   It’s a dead heat between Buckeye Tree Lodge, Plantation B&B, Lazy J, and Holiday Inn Express. Also receiving votes are River Inn & Cabins and Sequoia Village Inn.

SWIMMING POOL/HOT TUB
   The Holiday Inn Express is the BEST place to immerse yourself. Folks also like taking a dip at the Buckeye Tree Lodge, Lazy J, Holiday Lodge, Three Rivers Bed & Breakfast, and Plantation B&B.


SOCIAL SCENE


PLACE TO
MEET PEOPLE
   Again this year, there are friends to be found at River View Restaurant and Lounge.
   Also try “church,” 3 Rivers Cyber Café, hiking trails, The Cabin coffeehouse, and the Friday Night Scramble (“and barbecue”). Oh, and “the Internet” got a vote.

LOCAL BAND
   They are the ambassadors of Three Rivers — High Sierra Jazz Band. And they have once again been voted the BEST local band without even a close second place.

ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
   Local folks like being entertained BEST at the River View Restaurant and Lounge.
   Other places to enjoy a show are at the Lions Arena, Three Rivers Memorial Building, Three Rivers Arts Center, and McDowall Auditorium.


ANNUAL EVENT
   The three-day jazz festival known as Jazzaffair is the BEST annual event.
   Around these parts, we also look forward to the Redbud Festival, the Three Rivers Lions Team Roping, and the Three Rivers School Carnival.


PLACE TO DANCE
   The BEST place to shake a leg is at Rex and Dorletta Hildebrand’s River View Restaurant and Lounge, where there are plenty of opportunities to hit the dance floor with live music on Friday and Saturday nights and at riverside on Sunday afternoons.
Jazzaffair came in second.


HAPPY HOUR
   The happiest hours are spend at the River View.
   Other jovial places to spend 60 minutes or so are the Gateway and Wuksachi.


BEER ON TAP
   Get your suds at River View because they took this category, too. Also raise your mug at Brewbakers (Visalia) and Wuksachi.


WINE LIST
   Gateway wins this category. Wuksachi received the only other votes.
   Since the closure of Three Rivers’s first and only winery, the stemware is half empty around here.


CULTURAL EVENT
   This is a new category that left some befuddled, but others with the answers we were looking for because, yes, we country folks have culture, too.
   Jazzaffair won as the BEST, but votes were also received for the Kaweah River Drum Circle, Redbud Festival, Concert on the Grass, and the Artists’ Studio Tour.


PLACE TO LOG ON
   This is another new category, developed mainly to give the 3 Rivers Cyber Café the credit they deserve for adventuring into cyberspace to bring this business to Three Rivers. Other votes were received for the Three Rivers Library and the Holiday Inn Express.

OUT AND
ABOUT


OUTDOOR-ADVENTURE GUIDE
   This year, Frank Root of Kaweah White Water Adventures is the guy to trust for guidance outside. In second place is Paul Bischoff of Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

SCENIC DRIVE
   The twists and curves of the Mineral King Road are what readers voted as BEST in scenic driving this year. But there were plenty of other suggestions as well: North Fork, South Fork, Kings Canyon Highway, Dry Creek, Highway 198 around Lake Kaweah “when it’s full,” Generals Highway, and Kaweah River Drive.
   In other words, all of Kaweah Country is worthy of a windshield tour.

DOG-WALKING SPOT
   It’s interesting that Mineral King has taken first in this category for two consecutive years. And here are the other selections: South Fork, Kaweah River Drive, Lake Kaweah, Big Meadows Road, Cherokee Oaks, and North Fork.

MUSEUM
   The Three Rivers Historical Museum won this category. Giant Forest Museum, the winner last year, came in second.

PLACE TO TAKE AN
OUT-OF-TOWN GUEST
   Once again, Sequoia National Park in general won as the BEST place to take the houseguests. Also, take ‘em to Kings Canyon, a Sierra Traditional Jazz Club concert, Reimer’s Candies and Gifts, Moro Rock, the river, Giant Forest, The Cabin, Montecito-Sequoia Lodge (Giant Sequoia National Monument), Mineral King, and Lake Kaweah.

NATIONAL PARK
ATTRACTION
   You shouldn’t leave Kaweah Country without a visit to the world’s largest living tree — General Sherman. Other favorites in Sequoia-Kings Canyon are Tunnel Log, Crystal Cave, Crescent Meadow, Giant Forest and the Big Trees, Moro Rock, Mineral King cabins, and Kings Canyon itself.

HISTORICAL
ATTRACTION
   It’s a legacy to the early settlement of Three Rivers — Kaweah Post Office. There’s more history at Tharp’s Log, the Paul Bunyan sculpture and Three Rivers Historical Museum, and the Mineral King cabins.

PLACE TO BE AT
SUNSET / MOONRISE
   Again this year, as the sun sets on another BEST of Kaweah Country readers’ poll, Moro Rock is the place to be when day turns to night. Here are some other suggestions: Lake Kaweah or, more specifically, “a half-mile east of the Horse Creek Bridge,” St. Anthony Retreat, Slick Rock, Sunset Rock, at the river, and Mineral King.

 
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